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Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing! In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.
“Kids Can Sew”
Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew. The “Kids Can Sew®” program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to sew using a unique curriculum that instructs children to use a sewing machine, read patterns and sew a complete wardrobe and a few crafts in eight two-hour sessions. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading, following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in class. The curriculum packets containing all the patterns are provided as part of the registration fee.
Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont. Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.
Adults and Teens Sewing Session
Sewing is experiencing a resurgence! Come join in the fun! A new eight-week, two-hour sewing session is forming for teens and adults that will introduce and/or strengthen sewing skills. New machines are provided or you may use your own. The program will cover the basics of sewing and move on to sewing clothing, gifts, and home decor. Quilting basics and machine embroidery will be covered. Focus will be on clothing for the cooler weather for adults and children, holiday decor, gifts and quilting. You may choose your own projects or follow a set curriculum. The session is run by Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher, entrepreneur and long-time registered “Kids Can Sew® and Craft” instructor.
Learn these skills and more..
- Learn to set up your machine for sewing
- Learn the parts of the machine
- Learn how to thread the top spool of thread
- Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it
- Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas
- Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing
- Learn how to sew straight lines
- Learn to to pivot corners
- Learn how to reverse stitch
- Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.